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Partner Event: The Gerontological Society of America 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting

Nov 18
2015

Partner Event: The Gerontological Society of America 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting

From November 18th - 22nd, The Gerontological Society of America, GSA, will host its Annual Scientific Meeting, " Aging as a Lifelong Process" at the Walt Dinsey World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, FL.  Please consider joining AFAR on November 20th from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm for the award presenations and lectures of the 2015 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research and 2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction. The deadline for submitting the “Late-breaking Abstracts” is September 14th.  Please visit the GSA's website for more information. More information about this…


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2015 Regional Dinner and Symposium: Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Disease

Oct 27
2015

2015 Regional Dinner and Symposium: Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Disease

Honoring: Roger Nitsch, MD Founder and President, Neurimmune Chairman’s Award   George Martin, MD Professor of Pathology Emeritus at University of Washington School of Medicine Honorary Leadership Award   Leonard Guarente, PhD Novartis Professor of Biology at MIT Irving Wright Award   Amy Wagers, PhD Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research For sponsor and ticket information, click here or download a sponsor form here. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Ross Heidecker at events@afar.org or 212.703.9977


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Beeson Annual Meeting

Oct 21
2015

Beeson Annual Meeting

The Beeson Annual Meeting is held for Beeson Scholars, mentors and other leaders in academic medicine and aging research to review research progress of Scholars, encourage dissemination of their findings, and enhance development of scholarship and leadership. The 2015 Beeson Annual Meeting will be held October 21 - 24 at the Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center in Tarrytown, New York. A preliminary program may be accessed here.


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Partner Event: Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

Jun 11
2015

Partner Event: Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegeneration? Taking place on June 11th from 8:15am - 5:15pm, this interdisciplinary meeting seeks to answer these questions and help attendees learn from the mechanistic insight and years of research on cancer biology to advance new therapeutic development for neurodegenerative diseases. Speakers will address how their research relates to both cancer and neurodegeneration and what we can learn about cell biology and function from these seemingly disparate diseases. Talks will also discuss cancer drug repurposing opportunities for Alzheimer's and…


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2015 Scientific Conferences

Jun 1
2015

2015 Scientific Conferences

From June 1 through 5, AFAR convened three scientific meetings in Santa Barbara, California. Nearly 100 attendees-- including AFAR grantees, senior leaders the field, and representatives from foundations--assembled to report on their AFAR-supported research, and senior investigators from top institutions nationwide shared insights on emerging directions in the field. First, AFAR hosted the New Investigators In Alzheimer’s Disease Grantee Meeting, sponsored by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. Grantees from 2007 to the present shared their current research through in 5 minute “Data Blitz” presentations. Kenneth Kosik, M.D., Professor of Neuroscience at UC Santa Barbara, presented his research on the…


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